Louisiana Career Development Center (LCDC)
Provides career training and support as well as recreational opportunities to deaf and deaf-blind individuals in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas.
Carole Montgomery, Director
121 Convention Street; Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 387-0889 (v/tty)
Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD)
628 North Fourth Street, Fifth Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(800) 256-1523 (toll free) (225) 219-2949 (fax) (225) 341-6566 (vp)
Click here for a quick list of Regional Service Centers
The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD) promotes, coordinates, and facilitates accessibility of all public and private services to Louisiana citizens who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment. The LCD provides advocacy and serves as a statewide resource on issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, telecommunication relay services and other issues relating to deafness and hearing loss. The LCD also provides direct consumer services through Regional Service Centers throughout the state. Services include advocacy, emergency interpreting services, telecommunication equipment loans, and Support Service Provider services for persons who are deaf-blind. The LCD also publishes a directory of Louisiana Certified Interpreters annually.
Access Guide for Persons with Disabilities
Created and maintained by the Louisiana Department of Education, this website houses a wealth of information and resources to help provide maximum access by persons with disabilities to the curriculum.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line
Department of Justice Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division
(800) 514-0301 (voice) (800) 514-0383 (tty)
Disabilities Information Access Line (DIAL)
Statewide information and referral service with information about service providers, support groups, Medicaid vendors and various assistance programs; information about services provided by the Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, Social Services and Education.
(800) 922-3425 (voice) (800) 256-1633 (tty)
In Baton Rouge: (225) 342-7700 (voice), (225) 342-5704 (tty)
Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled
Free legal services related to a person's disability for persons age 60 and over or to persons with disabilities, including legal representation, information and referral, advocacy and community education. Offices are located in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport.
(800) 960-7705; (225) 925-8884 (in Baton Rouge, voice)
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)
Vocational rehabilitation services provided to individuals with disabilities including vocational guidance, career counseling, job placement, vocational assessment, training, supported employment and rehabilitation technology. Parents typically contact their local LRS counselor during their child's senior year.
(800) 737-2959 (voice/tty; ask for the regional office nearest you)
(225) 295-8900 (voice, in Baton Rouge); (225) 295-8959 (tty, in Baton Rouge)
Captioned Media Program (CMP)
Free-loan videotapes that are open-captioned, so there is no need for a decoder. Over 4,000 educational and general interest videos available, including sign language lessons.
(800) 237-6213 (voice); (800) 237-6819 (tty)
E-mail: email@example.com ; Website: http://www.cfv.org/
Disability Law Lowdown (training and assistance with disability-related laws)